Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Quick question???

No time for blogging...seriously! Scheduling a meltdown for the day after Christmas. I'm in desperate need of 3 1/2 highly productive days in a row. I just have to ask a quick question. If a certain husband was going to get his sweet wife photoshop for her Christmas present, which one should he get her? I don't need to do funky things to my pictures. I just want to be able to enhance their color, remove red eye, crop, you know...make improvements when necessary...BUT I don't have a clue how to use the program at this point, so I need it to be easy. I saw photoshop 5.0 at Sam's today. Is that what everyone's using? On the back of the box it talked of a better version that was what "professionals" use to edit photos...whatever that mean. One day when I'm a whiz at photoshop I will look back at this post and say "sheesh Jolene...you're such a dork!" but for now any advise is much appreciated. This is proof that I can't do everything! :o) Thanks in advance!

23 comments:

Teresa said...

Sorry I can't help you out... I don't know anything about photo shop but I do use paint shop pro 8.... I've learned to do a lot with it... I think almost any program you get you will have to tinker with it to get the results you are looking for.... Hands on is always best for me... Good Luck!! T

Rhona said...

Hi Jolene, I'm using Photoshop Elements 3 at the moment but have asked for Photoshop Elements 5 for Christmas. I like the red eye tool in Elements, very easy to use. I believe they have also added a curves tool with Elements 5 which I'm looking forward to using. Don't know if that's any help. Good luck with whatever you choose.

Amie said...

That is what I want for christmas too, but I didn't know what one to get. Anyway it will be great to see what everyone thinks..... I am guessing when he finds out that I brought the Dyson I wont be getting anything LMAO

Andi said...

That's a very good question...however I'm not the one to give you an answer. I haven't a clue. I'm sure you'll figure it out...however it works!!! You're amazing! Hugs to you today.

Briana said...

I also use Paint Shop Pro 8. But I'm wanting PhotoShop 5 for Christmas! PSP was easy to learn, I'm sure I can figure out PhotoShop eventually! Hope your Santa comes through for you!

Missy's Blog said...

Jolene ... Teresa is probably the person that could answer this for you. She makes her own beautiful graphics!! What a great gift ... I am sure you will enjoy it.

Missy's Blog said...

Ha ... I didn't read your comments before I left mine. Teresa's comment was your first. Sorry about that. I'm clueless ... Missy

Carla said...

I have Photoshop and Photshop elements 5. Photoshop elements 5 is much easier to learn and use... I love it... It does so many cool things and the price is nice also!!


Carla

~Telah said...

Great question Jolene. I've been wondering the same thing. Hopefully you will get some good feedback...just not from me. :)

September said...

Hi Jolene! I have used Paintshop Pro and Photoshop Elements both and have to say that I prefer Photoshop Elements 5.0 by a Landslide! You totally need it, and you'll totally love it. :-D Now we need to find an open weekend so I can come down and play.... if we survive the holidays. I might try to call you later or tomorrow. Oh my heck, my life is nuts right now. LOL Love you! Tember

Melissa said...

We have Photoshop CS at work, and though my sister says it's more program than we need, I like it better than the (older) version of Elements I have at home.

Joni said...

Jolene,
I am commenting to this blog as it's your latest one and i'm afraid if if responded to the older ones, you might not see it til february! Slow down woman!!! :) Congratulations on being a Grandma again ... and a Big Hug on letting your boy go off. I know y'all will make some special memories this Christmas in preparation for him being gone. Your ornaments and stuff are precious and I wish I'd checked in before now to be in on that drawing! I am totally taken w/ those Hershey Peppermint Kisses! Can't tell you how many bags we've bought since I discovered them! I hope they don't discontinue after Christmas! I haven't read your blog in I don't know how long, so had alot of catching up to do. Y'all have a merry merry Christmas! And seriously, SLOW DOWN.
Oh - and I don't know about the Photoshop but will be checkign your comments to see what everybody posts so that maybe I can get it too.. ha.
Love you! Big TX Hug! Joni

Urban H said...

Jolene - Before you shell out $500, save the money and download the free image manipulation program called GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/windows/).

It's just as powerful as the overpriced Photoshop, and is perfect for photo retouching.

The website also has tons of tutorials for everyone from beginners to advanced pro users.

Sorry to sound like an advertisement, but I'm a big fan of it!

Leona said...

You can go to Adobe site and download the free trial before you buy.

Nikki *Ü* said...

I'm clueless, just like you!! LOL You're VERY lucky, though, that a certain husband is going to buy it for you!!! Good luck getting everything done. I'm in the same boat you are!! LOL

Coleen said...

I use Photoshop CS2 AND Paint Shop Pro 9. Both have so many features I have never used. I swear one day I will take a long detailed course. I like features of both. For some things I use CS2 and for others I use PSP9. Sorry obviously I am no help either!

Oh and I have fantastic news (for me at least). I found the candy cane kisses!!!! They are so darned good! Thanks for having me on such a hunt for them! Well worth it!

~gkw said...

The new Photoshop Elements (I think 4) has been getting rave reviews from the other photographers I know. Suppose to have better red eye remover than PSE3 and lots of new features... I'd get it... AND under $100

Anonymous said...

I'd say have him get you the photoshop 5.0. It's like $80 bucks
Diane

Elisha said...

You've already gotten lots of comments, but Adobe sends me all of their new products. In fact, I just tried out Photoshop CS3, which isn't even released yet! And I have to say that I really really like Elements 5.0. It's inexpensive and very user-friendly, especially if you're not planning to do anything super fancy and technical with your photos. Okay, that was a really rambling message. Good luck!

homedaisy said...

rest up, mrs. claus. and merry merry christmas :)

Cee said...

Jolene:

Are you going to to the 12 to 12 cropping event at Recollections next Friday? I'll be there. For any of the ladies in the Phoenix/Tempe/Mesa/Chandler area, it's $30 and includes 2 meals. You have to call ahead of time.

Pam said...

I use Photoshop CS2 for everything but I think you would be fine with Elements 5.0 I think you can get that for under $100. If you don't want to spend that much you can get a great program called FX Foto for $30 for their Deluxe edition and $50 for their Creative edition (if you ever wanted to try your hand at Digital Scrapping!) ;)

Good luck!

Amy Mowbray said...

Jolene, I use Photoshop CS2. But I think PS Elements would be what you would want.